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Posted 10 September 2003 - 09:14 AM
of course i laughed, told him he was gonna melt somethin..
so a couple days later i see him, ask him how is cars doin.. he says, the miss is gone, and runs better than it ever has.
so i went down to wal-mart that night, and bought 3 bottles (not brave enough for 6, at $4 a bottle) so i filled up the ole soob with a tank of super. dumped all 3 bottles in.. exhaust smelled a littel funny for that tank of gas... but it ran a hole lot better (feel the difference).. and that annoying surge the turbo soobs have went away.. here it is 4 tanks later and whala, still no surge, haven't used any of the stuff since the first tank, and i'm just runnin regular gas now.. i still notice the difference in power, smoothness, ease of starting, etc also..
so just wanted to tell ya that this stuff really works...
the guys oldsmobile has 335K original on it
my turbo wagons only got 289k original
sorry for the bana, had to do it
Posted 10 September 2003 - 10:24 AM
Posted 10 September 2003 - 02:43 PM
Posted 10 September 2003 - 03:08 PM
I have a surge at light throttle. espically when cold. everything else is good.
I will try a good injector cleaning too. after 203,000mi it probably needs it. thanks for the tip.
Posted 10 September 2003 - 04:47 PM
They work. But they also clean the dirt out of the fuel tank, fuel line, etc... and send it all to the injectors and cylinder as well. The best thing to do really is to take it in for a cleaning. Barring that, using multiple bottles I assume will work well, but I would change the fuel filter immediately after that tank of gas.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely HATE taking my car in . There are only 2 things I take my car in for, front end alignments, and fuel system cleaning. And that's only because I don't have the necessaries to do it myself. I just don't trust anyone to do anything serious. But I've always noticed immediate improvement.
Posted 10 September 2003 - 04:58 PM
Just my experience with the stuff. Guess Prestone's formula is better?
Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:05 PM
Posted 10 September 2003 - 06:25 PM
With one bottle, my mom's carbed 87 wagon went from absolutely horrible fuel economy (it was BAD) to around 30mpg.
That convinced me, and now I use the stuff religiously at every oil change.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:18 AM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:49 AM
Glad to hear you've seen some improvement!
Posted 12 September 2003 - 11:09 AM
yeah you have a good point about having the injectors cleaned seperatly that is the correct fix for them any how. I guess its just tempting to take the easy fix and risk disturbing the rest of the fuel system.
I think what I will do is pull the injectors . have them professionally cleaned and flow checked as soon as time and money allow.:-\
Posted 12 September 2003 - 11:34 AM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 12:02 PM
resistance is not quite as good as a voltage drop test. measuring voltage drop on a running engine can tell you a lot or better yet use a scope or graphing meter.
I love my snap on vantage:headbang:
Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:01 PM
STP doesn't work.
RedeX works. Very well.
Haven't tried Prestone.
About crud in the tank: The whole point of a good "engine cleaner" is that it dissolves the carbon build. The fluid takes it into solution. You will not get chunks of carbon from the tank and lines flooding the filter, instead the carbon should be in relavtively small molecules. Some will stick in the filter, others will flow further down the system and out the exhaust pipe. In theory, at least.
The stuff that won't dissolve - like water, rust, leaves... - tends to float on top the gas in the tank, so my advice is don't run dry!
Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:20 PM
I used lucas injector cleaner in my jag (on a whim) and it's irritating off-idle stumble vanished.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:18 PM
Originally posted by snotrocket
Gas is lighter than water.
Back from my flying days, we'd check for the presence of water in our fuel tanks by draining the sump that was on the bottom of the tank. Basically, you'd drain a bit of liquid off the bottom of the tank into a clear vial... if the stuff was tinted blue (110 octane AVGas is dyed blue), you were fine. If it was clear, you had water in your tank. Following that logic, water ought to be sitting at the bottom of your gas tank, assuming 87 octane has a density closer to 110 octane than water.
Ya worry about things like that when you're several thousand feet above the ground
Edit: One of these days I'm gonna learn how to spell... but it won't be today...
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